Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
August 26, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | If humid conditions persist, Botrytis pressure may be high this year. Remove leaves from around grape clusters and protect clusters with effective fungicides.
August 26, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | Participate in a fungicide-resistance survey for Botrytis in grapes.
August 26, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
August 26, 2014 | Carlos García-Salazar | Spotted wing Drosophila population is at its peak in west Michigan. As we enter the high SWD activity period, growers need to check fruit before harvest and before and after any insecticide application to verify successful control.
August 26, 2014 | Randy Beaudry | Presentations and related information from the 2014 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage Clinic, held Aug. 6, are available at the MSU Apples website.
August 26, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Summer fruit harvest continues and grapes are in veraison.
August 26, 2014 | Keith Mason | Don't put away the sprayer yet. Grape berry moth egglaying is likely to be prolonged and late season insect and disease control may still be required.
August 22, 2014 | Diane Brown | In addition to dry matter testing, it is important to determine alpha acid levels before harvesting hops.
August 22, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | No brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Aug. 15-21, 2014.
August 22, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | As harvest approaches, growers should continue to scout for a number of pests and diseases, including aphids.
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Date: Aug 26, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014
Date: Aug 27, 2014
Date: Sep 4, 2014
Location: 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School